FISHERIES PERIODICALS IN THE FAO LIBRARY:
REVIEW OF AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTION


 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAO Fisheries Circular No.951
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

by
Ian Pettman
Consultant
and
Jean Collins
Fisheries Branch Library
FAO

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 1999

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ISSN 0429-9329

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT
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ABSTRACTS
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Acronyms
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1. BACKGROUND
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1.1 FAO's Origin and Constitution
1.2 David Lubin Memorial Library
1.3 Fisheries Department
1.4 Fisheries Branch Library

2. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AT FAO
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2.1 New Strategic Framework
2.2 Medium-Term Objectives and Priorities of the Fisheries Department

3. REVIEW OF THE FISHERIES PERIODICALS COLLECTION
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3.1 Aims and objectives
3.2 Review Methodology
3.3 Criteria for the Core Collection

4. ANALYSIS OF THE COLLECTION
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4.1 Core Collection
4.2 Periodicals for Disposal
4.3 Proposed Routes for Disposal
4.4 Periodicals elsewhere in the FAO Library
4.5 Gaps in the Current Collection

5. ISSUES GUIDING FUTURE COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT
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5.1 Alternative Means of Access
5.2 Publications of G77 Countries
5.3 Collection Policy Statement

6. RECOMMENDATIONS
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ANNEX 1: References
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APPENDIX
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APPENDIX A Core Collection of Fisheries and Aquaculture Periodicals
APPENDIX B Core Collection Analysed by Country of Publication
APPENDIX C Periodicals Recommended for Disposal
APPENDIX D Gaps in the Current Collection